REVIEWS OF CALIFORNIA
In February 2004, Governor Schwarzenegger created the California
Performance Review under the leadership of Co-Executive Directors
Billy C. Hamilton and Chon Gutierrez. Over 250 state employees loaned
from existing state agencies staffed the review. They worked in 14
teams divided into seven "functional" areas (e.g., education)
and seven cross-cutting areas (e.g., procurement, information technology).
The California Performance Review delivered its proposed
reform plan to Governor Schwarzenegger on August 4, 2004. The
plan is over 2,500 pages long containing government reform recommendations
in 279 issue areas.
Training, and Volunteerism" chapter is 192 pages with 33
issue areas and 65 recommendations. The primary UC academic issues
are contained in this section. In addition, there are other issues
relating to UC's business and administrative practices and to state
policy areas like health and infrastructure scattered throughout the
California Performance Review Commission. In June 2004, the
a 21-member commission to receive input from the public on the
California Performance Review report. Co-chaired by UC Regent Joanne
Kozberg and CSU Trustee Bill Hauck, the commission includes four sitting
legislators and other state and civic leaders. The commission held
8 hearings trhoughout the state, inlcuding an all-day hearing on education
issues (see below). The commission issued a 12-page report of recommendations
after its final hearing:
The Commission's Persepctive:
A Report of the California Performance Review Commission, November
The Commmission staff also compiled an extensive 564-page
report summarizing the public comments received during their
9/9/04 CPRC hearing on education and volunteerism isssues.
The Commission held a hearing focused on education issues on September
9th in Los Angeles. The following are materials related to that
hearing, including testimony presented by UC Provost Greenwood and
UCLA Vice Chancellor Blackman on behalf of the University:
At the 9/10/04 CPR
hearing in Long Beach on Corrections Reform and Public Safety,
Dr. Michael Drake, UC Vice President for Health Affairs, testified
on recommendations related to providing health services to the state
Education Round Table reports (1996-98).
- Rand reports. Beginning in 1996, in response to concerns
about the future of higher education in California, the California
Education Round Table commissioned a series of reports by the
Rand Corporation. That series of reports culminated in the publication
in September 1997 of Rand's report, Breaking
the Social Contract: The Fiscal Crisis in California Higher Education.
Some of the working papers leading up to this report are also
- Fiscal Resources Task Force report. Subsequent to the
Rand report, the Round Table created a task force of fiscal experts
representing all the segments of California higher education to
make recommendations on the future financing of higher education
in California. The Fiscal Resources Task Force report, California
at the Crossroads: Investing in Higher Education for California's
Future was published in November 1998.
Both of these reports received financial support from the William
and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The findings, conclusions, and
recommendations are those of the authors of each report only and
do not necessarily represent the views of the William and Flora
Hewlett Foundation or the California Education Round Table.
Commission on Higher Education
The California Citizens Commission on Higher Education was formed
in 1996 under the auspices of the Center
for Governmental Studies. Funded by private foundations, this
commission reviewed major issues facing higher education in California
and issued a number of reports with recommendations. Its final recommendations
are contained in a report entitled Toward
A State of Learning.